Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fun Friday

Last Friday Bryson had a dentist appointment in Salt Lake so we decided to make a day of it and go down with Eric. Bryson had his dentist appointment and did awesome. He had to have a cavity filled. We then went and visited Grandma Raspberry and Bryson played pool and trouble with her. The kids and I then went down to the children's museum at the gateway. They had so much fun playing. They love the tubes with balls and the pretend play. Bryson loved the construction blocks

and Carley loved the playhouse.

I didn't know Carley knew how to iron, she sure hasn't seen me do it

Carley being a good mom and putting the baby to sleep
They also loved the lifeflight helicopter.

After we picked up Eric and went to dinner at Market Street Grill. One of my favorite restaurants. We then decided to go over the mountain and get home and went up Big Cottonwood Canyon and over Guardsman Pass. We decided to stop and hike donut falls. It was so beautiful. Everything was green and the water was rushing high.

The kids got thier energy out and had fun hiking

Dad and the kids

Bryson and his big stick he found

Maddy enjoying the ride with Dad

Dad and the kids

Dad and the girls

Thursday, June 11, 2009

California trip

Last Friday we started our trip to Southern California with our family. We drove half way to Las Vegas and spent the night. We then drove into Bakersfield Saturday morning. As with all drives, we had some good times and some bad. We reached bakersfield at lunch and met some of Eric's family for lunch at our favorite mexican restaurant. later Saturday night the Neville's were having their annual summer party which we were able to attend. Bryson had so much fun. they had carnival games, swimming, a magician, and animals - a lemer, ferret, monkey, and black bear.
The main reason we went down was to attend the blessing of Aston. Eric's sister Lori had a baby girl in late April and she was being blessed on Sunday. It was nice to be with Eric's family that is still down in Bakersfield that we don't see often. It was nice to also meet the newest addition to the family.

Grandma and Madalyn and Aston (there is about an 8 week age difference between the baby girls)

Grandma with madalyn and Aston

Grandma, Lori, and Aston.

Madalyn and Aston

Bryson and Aston. Carley and Aston
On Monday we went down to Redondo beach and to LA. This was Carley's and Madalyn's first time to the beach. madalyn slept the whole time so I didn't get a good picture of her, but Carley loved the water and sand.

Then on Tuesday we went to Disneyland. It was fun to take the kids.

Luckily Eric's mom was driving back to Utah with us so she went to Disneyland with us, which helped a lot to have an extra adult. We got to the park at 8:00 when it opened and didn't leave until 11:00 pm. It was a long day, but full of fun. Carley loved seeing the princesses and Minnie Mouse.

Bryson loved the pirates of the Caribbean ride, Star Tours, and Space Mountain.

Maddie was good and slept most of the time in the snuggli.

Carley crashed around 8:00 during the Enchanted tiki room show and Bryson was starting to fall asleep around 10:00 when we were standing in line to go on Peter Pan's flight.

it was a great day. It was also nice to be able to do the fast pass and a baby pass. Bryson was able to go on most rides 2 times in a row without having to wait in long lines
Wednesday was the worst day. We were driving home the whole way which normally takes about 12 hours, well we had to wait another 4 hours in our car for a 50 car pile up to be cleared. We left around 8:00 in the morning and didn't get home until 1:30 in the morning. it was a long day in the car and the kids had their good and bad moments.
One thing we did do a lot on the trip was go to IN - N -OUT. We went going down in Las Vegas and coming back. And then we went to one when we drove to LA. We all love that place.

Monday, June 01, 2009

The first swim

Saturday we went down to the pool at Ann's apartment and went swimming. This was Madayn's first time in a pool. Carley loves the pool and loves to jump in, we just have to watch her closely. Hopefully both Bryson and Carley will be swimming by the end of the summer.

Carley before

Carley after

makena and madalyn

So I happened to be looking through old pictures and came across a picture of my niece Makena in an outfit that she passed down to Carley and Madalyn. I decided to take some pictures of Madalyn in the same outfit. Here are the pictures of Makena.

Here are the pictures of Madalyn

I think Makena and Madalyn look alike. What do you think?